Friday, May 28, 2010

Before the Flotilla, There Was A Float from the Sky

All attention is on the "Flotilla" that set off from Turkey to break the "siege" of Gaza and relieve a (non-existent) "humanitarian" problem.

Did you know that once upon a time, other Arabs sought to sneak into the area, when there was a British Mandate of Palestine. But they had a different goal: sabotage.

And they were advancing Nazi interests.

The story:-

...a German wartime plan for subversion in Palestine, when the territory was administered by Britain....involved parachute landings, thousands of gold coins and the Arab Muslim leader, Mohammed Amin el-Hussaini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who was then living in exile in Berlin.

It also had the approval of Hitler's security chief, Heinrich Himmler.

But the project ended in fiasco.

...The Germans, on the other hand, wanted to make things a great deal worse and planned - with the support of the Grand Mufti - to arm Palestinian villagers and incite them to rise up against the Jews.

A small commando team of two German officers and three Arabs was formed in Berlin in early 1944.

...when they were on their way, in October 1944, the pilot lost his way and flew too high when they began their jump. They had planned a landing north of Jericho but instead landed south, lost their radio equipment and became separated.

Colonel Wieland and his two companions hid in an Arab village, in a cave and a ruined monastery.

They found no support for any Arab uprising and were captured a week later.

The other two men were never found.

Another source:-

Hassan Salameh’s hatred of the Jews, and of the British, led him to join his patron, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem, in Germany during World War 11. When towards the close of the war the mufti proposed a plan he hoped would wipe out a large part of the Jewish community in Palestine, Salameh was chosen to carry it out. Early on the morning of November 5, 1944, the Luftwaffe parachuted Salameh, another Palestinian, three German officers, and several large creates into the rocky, cave-pocked wastes of the Jordan Valley not far from Jericho. The crates held bags of poison intended for Tel Aviv’s water supply. The team’s mission was to kill the population of Tel Aviv.

The British mandate police learned of the air drop within a day after it took place. They quickly tracked down and arrested two of the Germans and the other Arab and seized the poison. Salameh, however, got away.’ David A.Korn, Assassination in Khartoum, Indiana University Press, 1993pp.,43-44

I wonder what these "activists" are planning.